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Name:Rhobell Fawr
Hill number:2059
Height:734m / 2408ft
RHB Section:30D: Barmouth to Betws-y-Coed and Bala
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Arenigs
County/UA:Gwynedd (CoU)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall,
Buxton & Lewis, Bridge, Clem, Trail 100
Grid ref:SH 78683 25668
Summit feature:trig point
Col:425m  SH823286  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 124
(1:25k) OL23E
Survey:obvious summit
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 341 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Robert Kemp18/09/2019
Pont Fronwydd - Dduallt - Rhobell Fawr - Cerniau - Cerniau W Top - Moel y Llan - Foel Offrwm - Dolgellau.Mark Jackson30/08/2019
Verge P at end of public road to SW of Hill. Good track to the bwlch, then followed wall, mainly on a path (evidence of many sheep). Summit in mist - some partial weather windows. Nice hill - visited a few sub-summits.ger18/07/2019
From Cwm yr Allt Lwyd. Extremely windy on summitJamesD197215/04/2019
Cwm yr Allt-Lwyd, Rhyd y Re, Dduallt, Ty-newydd-y-mynydd, Rhobell Fawr, Nant yr Helyg, Cwm yr Allt-Lwyd.Winterfloodian29/03/2019
Park at Cwm allt y lwyd bend 788282,Rhobell y big, Rhobell ganol, Rhobell Fawr, Rhobell fawr west top descend down faint path near wall east to plantation track, down track 600m 797249 then use ride which has easy path SE to to ride going SE to Moel Caer defaid west top, Craig y Benglog. then straight walk to Ddualt cross stream at 80702 25400 ground surprisingly dry. decent from Ddualt N fenceline to ford. Old posts and mesh scattered causing trip hazardunderhill17/11/2018
Neil Midgley24/10/2018
13.2 mile walk from gated road south, parked in unfenced field at the side of road walked west to Ffridd Carmel farm and along grassy footpath to road north of Llanfachreth followed road to end ascending Bwlch Goriwared, short heathery climb onto Cerniau then followed nice gradual path onto Rhobell Fawr, arrived 3 minutes before the cloud did so got a quick glimpse of the view. We left summit quickly and took wrong path north when we wanted to head east, after a 20 min diversion including climbing down a rockface we descended to the forest below Dduallt, followed the clear firebreaks through to opposite side of forest and made our own rough route up to Dduallt, descended the same way but via a swamp this time back past forest (a lot has been felled) and followed good lane SW back to where we parked. Apart from the cloud coming down on Rhobell Fawr, the rest of the day was fine with high cloud, great views, saw 3 people all day, all on Rhobell Fawr.DanTrig29/09/2018
From Car Park next to Llanfachreth School - Lane to Bryn y blew - Turn left uphill and followed lane to Bwlch Goriwared then styal takes onto the open mountain. followed wall to summit and trig. Returned the same way. After a break for tea and cake in Dolgellau we returned to Pinnacle walk car park but turned the other way to explore the tracks and lanes towards Bryn y blew and Llanfachreth. An impressive quiet area.briandavies23/09/2018
With RH & PJRob Pen y Garn08/04/2018
5/7 (Carnedd lago/Cerniau/Moel Cors-y-Garnedd/Cynefin Bryn Blew(Rhobell Fawr West Top)/Rhobell Fawr/Rhobell Ganol/Rhobell-y-Big)Fergalh10/03/2018
From North crossing frozen bog in bright sunshine.willias24/02/2018
Rhobell Fawr Fell Race 1:07 up and downrhif704/11/2017
With Val. Heavy showers. From Llanfachreth.Lanes then bridleway. Wall to East of path was followed to summit. Returned same route.mike.hoult08/09/2017
past the Aran Hall school to the sheepfold, follow the track to the right until a fingerpost y ddualt, through the gate on the left and follow the atv tracks, no signs to say you can't drive into the forestbardolph18/08/2017
Followed the route in the Nuttalls book from Cwm yr Allt-lwyd. Maybe I'm getting to be a scaredy cat in my old age but I didn't fancy the ford, even though there hadn't been any rain recently. I walked upstream a little to where the stream splits and that was much easier to do and I kept my shoes dry. The other obstacle of the day, the forest, was pretty easy. Weather was glorious so good views all around.tsharp04/06/2017
from the track follow the fence to the style and trig. on descent near rhobell y big the maps show a path. that path DOES not exisit . go back to track or as per book to descend the hillAristotle Chip26/05/2017
David Bell01/05/2017
walk up from RhydmainNozzer30/04/2017
Exactly as David Gradwell --thanks for tip re forest.Crib Goch10/04/2017
Walked up from minor road to the north. Paths don't seem to exist much on the ground. Returned via forest track. Very wet!wozzat10/03/2017
From Llanfachreth taking row, track and path to Rhobell Fawr after diversion to Cerniau, then descended and climbed Rhobell Ganol. From there it was over rough wet ground to Rhobell-y-big before dropping down to Afon Ceirw which was crossed at the wall which neatly took that out of play. The forest tracks to outward route.SS26/12/2016
A very easy and pleasant stroll from Llanfachreth school on a nice grassy bridleway, then on the old road to Ffynnon Shon, and over various lumps and bumps to the summit. Amazingly dry going on grassy paths, with wonderful views.Gill27/11/2016
Nuttall route + two Deweys. Parked on rough grassy area at SH 78827 29232 beside track that leaves road at sharp bend. Ddaullt > Rhobell Fawr > Cynefin Bryn Blew [Rhobell Fawr West Top] > Rhobell Ganol > Rhobell-y-big. Went through forest using straight firebreak that starts at SH 80385 25697. Make sure you keep going directly west through this firebreak and don't drift off south. The terrain is difficult at first but gets a lot better as long as you keep heading west.David Gradwell24/08/2016